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By Kristen Spencer, August 23, 2011 Comments Off on Dead Island novel releasing alongside videogame News

Damn, that was one hell of a trailer! The game has yet to hit store shelves, and Dead Island already has a book deal. Bantam has announced it’s publishing the official novelisation of Deep Silver’s zombies-in-paradise game, penned by award-winning… Read More »

By Kristen Spencer, August 23, 2011 Comments Off on Professor Layton developer announces 3DS RPG for the ladies News

Level-5, the Japanese developer behind the delightful Professor Layton series, is making a game focused on those things girls love best – decorating their rooms, changing their clothes, and flirting with boorish Japanese business men. Girls’ RPG Cinderellife is basically… Read More »

By Kristen Spencer, July 19, 2011 Comments Off on Dead Rising 2: Off The Record, now with 30% more zombies! News

The Dead Rising series isn’t about the mundane concerns of the coming Zombocalypse, like finding shelter, food and water as you wait out mother nature’s final f*ck you, it’s about cramming as many zombies as possible onto the screen. And… Read More »

By Kristen Spencer, July 19, 2011 Comments Off on Rovio values itself “north of PopCap” News

Nobody puts PopCap in the corner! Nobody but Angry Birds developer Rovio, who have ruffled a few feathers by claiming to be worth more than the possible $1.3 billion EA’s shelling out to acquire PopCap Games. “The valuation from our… Read More »

By Kristen Spencer, July 19, 2011 Comments Off on Katamari Damacy creator joins monster-minded MMO Glitch News

It should come as no surprise that Keita Takahashi, creator of the weirdly wonderful Katamari Damacy, is helping to develop the weirdly wonderful browser-based MMO Glitch. The original King Of All Cosmos has partnered with Tiny Speck, the game studio… Read More »

By Kristen Spencer, July 7, 2011 Comments Off on BioShock: Infinite’s protagonist revealed News

Who’s that dashingly debonaire gentleman rocking the popped collar and pinstripe pants on the front cover of EGM magazine’s latest digital issue? Why, it’s none other than Booker DeWitt, protagonist of BioShock: Infinite, making his public debut. In addition to… Read More »

By Kristen Spencer, July 6, 2011 Comments Off on Deadly Premonition creator planning new game News

The team behind Deadly Premonition, 2010′s wonderfully weird low-budget, high camp survival horror game, is ready to start working on their next cult classic, they just need some cash to start the strange ball rolling. “It’s high time we started… Read More »

By Kristen Spencer, June 28, 2011 Comments Off on L.A. Noire development described as “hostile and brutal” News

Cole Phelps’ misplaced fury for grieving widows and traumatized teens is apparently nothing compared to Brendan McNamara, the head honcho of L.A. Noire‘s Team Bondi, who has been accused by an anonymous ex-employee as being “the angriest person I’ve ever… Read More »

By Kristen Spencer, June 28, 2011 Comments Off on Bungie’s Marathon coming free to iPad News

Bungie’s bringing Halo’s pixelated predecessor, Marathon, free to iPad. In an interview with, software developer Daniel Blezek revealed that he started working to port the mid-90s sci-fi shooter shortly after the first iPad shipped in April 2010. He also revealed… Read More »

By Kristen Spencer, June 23, 2011 Comments Off on BioShock Infinite, Uncharted 3 take lead among Game Critic Award nominees News

BioShock Infinite and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception have emerged as the games to beat in the Game Critics Awards’ annual Best of E3 picks. Batman: Arkham City, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Dark… Read More »